A great feature would be...

Automagically generate mindmap out of annotated text in document

1.Step: define keywords manually in mindmap and assign colours for
each (kw1... colour1, kw2 ... colour2, ...)
Document: highlight text with appropriate colour to assign to accordant
keyword (ex: {some text in GREEN} -> kw_GREEN
2.Step: define keywords on the fly, introducing 2nd annotation style like
strike-through or underline, (as reading and annotating): text marked
such defines the keyword (can also be something like "this is a kw"),
its colour assigns the keyword colour. Thus highlighted text in that
colour is indicates information that belongs to the desired keyword.
3.Step: incorporate annotated notes (somehow)
NB: Annotation style assignment (i.e. keyword/normal text) could be
user-defined. The program needs to take care of keyword-colour
consistency throughout considered documents.

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    MichaelMichael shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  JoeranAdminJoeran (Admin, Docear) responded  · 

    Hello Michael, to be honest I do not completely understand what feature exactly you would like to have. Since others (Saul) seem to have the same problem, I close this ticket but please feel invited to post a new request with more details. Thank you

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      • Saul AlbertSaul Albert commented  · 

        Hi Michael, this is a great idea, but I'm not sure its clear enough to gather many votes. Do you mean that specific annotations, eg. highlights with notes that start with user-defined markup like "<quote>" might automatically get a visual highlight on import that identifies them as a quote? Or a <todo> item or something? If so, that's what I would find most useful. Your idea at the moment sounds like you mean to map keyword to map structure, which I can't really see working. Can you clarify? If we mean the same thing, I suggest we re-word the idea and suggest it more clearly to try to gather more votes.

      • MichaelMichael commented  · 

        [Sorry for commenting on my own post]
        The good thing with that would be that one can focus on the reading, and highlighting of
        important information.
        I could provide a little sample map as an example.
        (If I only would have time I could tackle it myself, cause this would
        so much streamline literature reviews as it does the first stage things
        automatically; in the next stage I would manually browse the map to
        sort out, then skim the papers iteratively, going deeper (=reading in
        more detail, studying, questioning and double checking the content)
        with each cycle, narrowing down.)

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